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Webinars 

Gain skills, tools, and templates while convening with peers across your organization – or across the continent! – by joining one of VQ’s lively and informative webinars. From perennial favorites designed to help you build foundational skills or advanced practices to opportunities to gain insights from guest experts and authors, all VQ webinars are designed to stimulate and inform. Plus, you can ask questions and share your ideas!

In addition to hosting our own VQ Webinars, we also often present webinars through partner organizations.

See each webinar for details on registration and pricing, if applicable.

Webinars Designed Especially for You!

By offering volunteer engagement content through webinars, VQ Volunteer Strategies can save your organization time, travel, and expense. We will create customized webinars on the topics of your choice to be presented to your staff and volunteer leaders.

Volunteer Engagement Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Virtual Convening

April 9, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm MDT

The recent outbreak of coronavirus and the associated response has changed our way of life … including how we think about and engage volunteers. The pandemic requires all of us to put protections in place for volunteers, staff, and clients, while also finding innovative ways to maintain some services or endure while suspending other services. We will share how some organizations have shifted their engagement practices to respond to the pandemic and provide a list of volunteer engagement considerations. Come together with fellow engagement leaders for support as we move through this together. Registrants will receive a template for a Volunteer Engagement Response Plan for COVID-19.

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Measuring and Communicating Volunteer Impact

Demonstrating results goes beyond counting the number of volunteers in your program and the hours of service they provide. This session will explore trends and emerging tools designed to demonstrate quantitative and, more importantly, qualitative results that position volunteer engagement as a valuable and effective resource within your organization. Learn some of the latest metrics to track volunteer impact and gain tools to make the case for volunteer engagement as a vital resource.

60 Minutes – Free and On Demand

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Beyond Potlucks: Building Unity and Community within your Volunteer Corps

Many individuals start volunteering to make a difference, and they stay when they feel a part of the team. How can you transform your volunteer corps into a community? Join this webinar to discover the benefits of nurturing community among volunteers and gain strategies to get beyond the traditional potlucks. We will explore how to structure volunteer roles, leverage social media, and train volunteer leaders to promote social interaction among volunteers to build unity. Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers.

60 Minutes – Free and On Demand

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VQ: The Path to Smarter, Bigger Impact

60 minutes – Free and Available On-Demand

What’s your VQ (“volunteer quotient”) and how can it help you better achieve your mission? Volunteer quotient is an organization’s ability to leverage volunteer talent to increase its impact. Join us to hear how various organizations have raised their VQs and what they gained as a result. Learn to identify your organization’s current VQ and leave with tips on how to take action to increase impact, as well! Sign up and receive a recording of this 60-minute webinar so you can watch on your own time and on your own turf. Register Today!

Setting up for Success: Training Staff and Volunteers

60 Minutes – Free and Available On-Demand

Organizations that effectively train both volunteers and the staff who engage and support them are more adaptable, sustainable, and impactful. Boost your team’s job satisfaction and effectiveness by training staff and volunteers for success.

Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers (formerly Verified Volunteers). Click here to watch this webinar.

 

Generational Trends in Volunteer Engagement

60 Minutes – Free and Available On-Demand

Generational differences affect everything from recruitment to how we support volunteers and acknowledge their contributions. Learn how you can create and maintain a diverse volunteer corps that leverages the skills and talents of Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and beyond.

Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers (formerly Verified Volunteers). Click here to watch this webinar

Keep 'em Coming Back

60 Minutes – Free and Available On-Demand

How do you parlay service days into longer term commitments? Learn how to design days of service so that you not only deliver valued assistance but also connect participants to future opportunities for impactful volunteering.

Presented in partnership with Sterling Volunteers (formerly Verified Volunteers). Click here to watch this webinar

Introducing our VQ Boost Series!

Have only 30 minutes to spare? You can still boost your VQ with these concise, skills-focused webinars designed to deliver tools for enhancing one volunteer engagement practice and help you boost your VQ for smarter impact.

Designing for Success: Developing Volunteer Roles

Designing strategic volunteer roles means meeting both your organization’s needs and the volunteer’s needs. It also means developing position descriptions that will serve as the basis for cultivation, screening, accountability, and measuring impact.

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Keep 'em Coming Back: Transforming Days of Service into Deeper Commitments

How do you parlay service days into longer term commitments? Learn how to design days of service so that you not only deliver valued assistance but also connect participants to future opportunities for impactful volunteering.

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Finding the Fit: Interview and Screening Tips

Investing time in interviewing candidates especially for high-impact roles is time well spent! Explore which types of volunteer positions should require interviews, who should be involved in screening, and how to develop interesting and enlightening interview questions.

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Training Staff and Volunteers

Research has shown organizations with effective training for volunteers and the staff who engage and support them are more adaptable, sustainable, and impactful. Training increases job satisfaction and effectiveness, while also reducing turnover thereby enhancing retention. Boost your ability to train staff and volunteers for success through helpful such tools as a training plan template and tips for training staff to effectively build accountability and provide feedback.

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Creating Successful Partnerships: Holding Volunteers Accountable

Feedback provides information and tools to help volunteers reach their goals. It keeps people on track, fuels motivation, and nurtures a team spirit. Yet, many leaders of volunteers are reluctant to provide feedback. Learn the steps to creating successful staff/volunteer partnerships by setting up clear expectations, supporting each other, providing feedback and measuring outcomes. In doing so, you’ll boost your accountability and your colleagues’ success, too.

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Telling Stories of Success: Communicating Volunteer Impact

Most organizations count the number of volunteers and track the hours they contribute. But numbers are only a small part of the story. Hours only communicate quantity – but they don’t reflect impact. Stories shape how others relate to your mission, are inspired by your work, and are moved to action. In this webinar, learn emerging trends in measuring and communicating volunteer impact and gain tools to help you tell powerful stories of success.

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